H. 13 in. (33.02 cm); Diam. 8 1/4 in. (20.96 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 8 oz. (1257 g)
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 459
The decoration of split leaves and arabesques is found frequently on Ottoman ceramics and carpets of the mid-sixteenth century. Originally, the bowl had a brim with a sliding nasal, cheekpieces, and a neck guard. Two complete examples––one Mamluk (acc. no. 36.25.126), the other Ottoman (acc. no. 04.3.456a)––are also in the Museum's collection.
Marking: Marked on the side with the Tamga of the Ottoman arsenal.